Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 b61-373 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9320/b61-373 b61-373 CORNER BRACE. Millers Falls No. 502. 10" sweep; stained hardwood handle and grip and Leland's universal chuck, very clean condition but no decal on grip. Fine 60-120 b61-372 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9319/b61-372 b61-372 RATCHET BRACE. Stanley No. 923. Part of the "100 Plus" line; mint condition with original sticker on the head. 10" sweep. Fine 60-120 b61-371 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9318/b61-371 b61-371 6" sweep brace.BIT BRACE. Stanley No. 923. 6" sweep brace, rarest version of the No. 923, like new with its original "Tool Box of the World" hardware tag, a little worn but intact. Fine 100-200 b61-370 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9317/b61-370 b61-370 FRAMED BRACE. Thomas Turner & Co. Turner's improved Suffolk-pattern brace with thumb operated chuck. Ebony infill, wood and brass fine. Good head with blank medallion and intact ivory ring; user name stamped in brass. Fine 300-600 b61-369 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9316/b61-369 b61-369 BOW DRILL. Eicke Patent. Very rare example of the bow drill patented in 1883 by Louis Eicke of New York. This type of bow drill is typically associated with the pianomaking industry that flourished in New York in the late 1800s, and Eicke's description states that his invention was specifically intended for pianomakers. He describes how the ivory spindle of these drills has a tendency to crack, and how his design takes the strain off the spindle to avoid this result. He must have been right, since the spindle on this drill, unlike most we see, isn't cracked. 12" long, with a rosewood handle and clearly marked, it comes with a 30" rosewood handled bow made of Solingen steel which is a good match, and a set of eight interchangeable bits with two different types of thumbscrews. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Fine 2000-4000 b61-368 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9315/b61-368 b61-368 SET OF AUGER BITS. Irwin No. D R E. Complete set of 13 bits, mint and unused in modern red plastic roll, plus as a bonus an Irwin No. 2 expandable bit. Fine 80-150 b61-367 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9314/b61-367 b61-367 SET OF AUGER BITS. Arrow Brand. Complete set of 13 bits manufactured by Morrison & McCargo of Philadelphia. Bits are all original and in decent shape. The finger-jointed box is very clean with 90% interior labels, the bits are held in by gilded cast metal bars shaped like arrows with spring catches, very snazzy. An uncommon set. Fine 80-150 b61-366 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9313/b61-366 b61-366 UNIVERSAL JOINT BRACE. Derlon Patent. Patented in 1892 and with a very high gizmocity rating. This is the nickel plated version with a knob rather than handle on the rear, nickel is 80% with some surface pitting, works smoothly. Good+ 200-400 b61-365 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9312/b61-365 b61-365 FRAMED BRACE. Wm. Marples Ultimatum. Ebony, short nose type with sliding ring chuck, head has the Hibernia harp type medallion and complete ivory ring with a couple of cracks. The brass has toolbox rash and the initial "W" stamped twice; the wood is near perfect. Fine 250-450 b61-364 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9311/b61-364 b61-364 WOODEN BRACE. Bagshaw & Field. Sheffield pattern, beech with lignum head, brass and rosewood pod with mounted bit. 6" sweep. In like new condition. From the collection of Carl Bopp. Fine 70-140 B61-107 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9054/b61-107 B61-107 BRACE. H.S. Shepardson Patent. Shepardson, of Shelburne Fall, MA, was a manufacturer of braces and had a number of patents, but this is his only brace patent, granted 3/1/70. It provided for a set of curved sliding jaws tightened by the chuck shell. Relatively uncommon, it is rated B for rarity by Ron Pearson. Mark is light but legible, 10" sweep, cast iron head and rosewood grip. Good+ 50-100 B61-106 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9053/b61-106 B61-106 BRACE. G. Stackpole Patent. Greenleaf Stackpole's first brace patent, 9/23/62. It used a hinged jaw held closed with a sliding brass and is much rarer than his later attempts, rated "A" in Pearson. Marked on the chuck, 7" sweep, all iron including the head, works smoothly. Fine 100-200 B61-105 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9052/b61-105 B61-105 BRACE. A.J. Smith Patent. Patented in 1857 by Amos Smith of Lynn, MA, and uses a sliding collar lock the spring-loaded chuck. The mark on the chuck is faint but just legible. "A" rating in Pearson and the only one we've ever seen. 9" sweep, solid iron including the head, works smoothly. Fine 100-200 B61-104 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9051/b61-104 B61-104 IVORY HANDLED BOW DRILL. Unmarked but almost certainly made for the New York pianomaking industry. 11" with 3-1/2" lightly yellowed ivory hand and brass body and spindle, one bit. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Fine 600-1200 B61-103 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9050/b61-103 B61-103 SET OF AUGER BITS. Stanley/Jennings No. 32-1/2 IOB. A complete set of 13 Jennings No. 100 auger bits, from 3/16" thru 1", packaged by Stanley as the No. 32 1/2 kit in a three-level wooden box after it acquired Jennings. The bits are mint and unused, the box has a couple of minor scratches but is complete and solid with original label, protected by its original cardboard box. Fine 200-300 B61-102 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9049/b61-102 B61-102 SET OF AUGER BITS. Irwin No. DM Borchest IOB. Complete set of 13 Irwin solid center bits, mint and unused in a walnut box with original instruction booklet. The walnut box is enclosed in a decorative Christmas type pasteboard box with label. Far and away the cleanest auger bit set we've ever seen. Fine 150-250 B61-101 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9048/b61-101 B61-101 FRAMED BRACE. Alfred Ridge. Marked as manufactured by Sheffield maker Ridge but probably made by William Marples. Fill is a very dark smooth ebony, could almost be horn. Good ebony head with complete ivory ring. Brass has light surface corrosion, never polished, but all markings very clear. Sliding ring chuck. From the collection of Carl Bopp. Good+ 300-600 B61-100 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9047/b61-100 B61-100 POD BRACE. E. Mills. Sheffield-style unplated brace, manufactured by Edward Mills of Philadelphia who was one of the partners in Booth & Mills. It is also stamped "Premium Awarded by New York and Philadelphia Institutes." This stamp is typically found on Booth & Mills braces, apparently Mills thought he was entitled to keep using it after he and Booth split. Beech, 6" sweep, includes one rosewood pod with spoon bit, head looks like lignum with very tight check. From the collection of Carl Bopp. Fine 100-200 B61-99 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9046/b61-99 B61-99 BREAST DRILL. Wilkinson Patent. Uncommon example of the breast drill patented in 1893 by William Wilkinson of Boston. Marked on the chuck by A.J. Wilkinson & Co., a Boston hardware dealer and, presumably, a relative. Like the other handful of known examples, it's massively built, 17" with a heavy cast iron frame, single speed. The patent is for a sliding lever on the frame that locks the chuck to make it easier to change bits; it works, mostly, but could use a little 3-in-1 oil. Very clean, no rust, japanning nearly complete. Fine 100-200 B61-98 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9045/b61-98 B61-98 FRAMED BRACE. Wm. Marples Ultimatum. Ebony, short nose type with sliding ring chuck, head has the Hibernia harp type medallion and a bright white intact ivory ring. The brass has been polished at some point but not obnoxious and is toning down, the wood is perfect. A top shelf Ultimatum. Fine 300-600 B61-97 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9044/b61-97 B61-97 BREAST DRILL. Millers Falls No. 97. MF's high end "continuous motion" drill with an adjuster knob that allowed speed changes without moving the drive gear, dual position crank handle. Absolutely flawless condition, there are a few spots of rust on the nickel parts, but the japanning, including the red drive wheel, is perfect. Probably repainted but they did a fabulous job. Fine 100-200 B60-646 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8836/b60-646 B60-646 SET OF AUGER BITS. Russell Jennings No. 100. Complete set of 13 bits, mint and unused in their original waxed paper. Three level finger jointed box is immaculate, with complete label inside the lid. Nicest set we've ever seen. Fine 100-200 B60-645 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8835/b60-645 B60-645 FRAMED BRACE. Marples Ultimatum First Type. Very rare earliest version of the Ultimatum, described in Reg Eaton's book at page 24. Long nose type and the chuck doesn't work smoothly, there may be a part missing. Beech, rather than the ebony universally used in later models. The ebony head has a split in it, and no medallion or ivory ring. Wood clean with a couple of small cracks in the rotating grip, brass has some tarnish. You'll find a hundred standard ebony versions for each one of these. Good 900-1800 B60-644 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8834/b60-644 B60-644 BRACE. Seavey Patent. Patented in 1867 by William Seavey of Portland, ME, rated "A" in Pearson. A sliding plate locks the bit in place. Marked with the patent date and a manufacturer that ends in " Mfg. Co. Mass." Cast iron head, no grip, 8" sweep. Good+ 60-120 B60-643 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8833/b60-643 B60-643 WOODEN BRACE. User made with chuck locked with hand-forged wing nut, cast iron band around chuck, rotating head, 8" sweep, marked with user initials. From the collection of Hank Allen. Good+ 100-200